(April 10, 2019)- This past weekend two Officers from Cape Coral Police Department competed in a 2-day International Police Sniper competition in Clearwater, FL; Snipercraft Challenge.  After eight challenging events they placed 10th respectively out of 55 teams representing agencies as far away as Hawaii, California, Alaska, Canada, and even a US Army Team. 

An excerpt from Snipercraft about the event:

‘This is a competitive sniper training event without equal. The emphasis is on training.  The Snipercraft Challenge is a unique course, designed by and for police snipers.  Using actual sniper incidents as the model, each phase incorporates documented realism.  The result is a practical series of intense live-fire exercises, set up to test your fitness, equipment, teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills, ability to perform under a variety of stressors - and your marksmanship.  Exactly like the next time the pager goes off.  This is an opportunity to validate your preparation. Participation is open only to active, certified police SWAT team and military personnel.’

Their strong performance and dedication of these two officers is an example of their pride in being a police officer and serving such a great community.

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